A blog about Medicare. What you and your employees need to know
Author: Lora Drummond
Medicare Transition Specialist
– Limerick Week- May 12
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There was once a smart man named McGuire
Preparing to get ready to retire?
Medicare he was needing,
Too much info he was reading,
So he smiled and called us to get what was required.
There was once a pretty lady named Astair,
Who was getting ready to pick her Medicare,
She got lost in the info trails,
And ads that were all about sales,
And called a team she could trust for guidance and care.
There was a group of employees turning 65,
Who could stay on their group health plan and still thrive.
But Medicare plans are amazing,
To replace all those benefits with a savings,
So call the experts for a benefit comparison, virtually or live.
Let us help create a rhythm for your employees smooth
Medicare guidance for your employees in 2021.
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